Rivermen lead Saints in Sr. B semi-finals

SIX NATIONS — Monday night, the Six Nations Rivermen kept the pressure on the St. Catharines Saints to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semi-final series of the OLA Sr. B, with a 15-8 win at the Gaylord Powless Arena.

The Rivermen were in control of the game all night after leading the Saints 6-3 after the first period. Six Nations increased that lead to 10-6 by the end of the second and left no doubt in the third outscoring the Saints 5-2. Warren Hill earned the win with a strong effort in goal.

A large crowd watched the Rivermen methodically pick apart the Saints’ defense while Jr. B Rebels call-ups Zed and Zach Williams contributed 5 goals and 4 assists between them. Zed picked up four goals and three assists while brother Zach scored one and assisted on another. Delby Powless also added 3 goals and an assist and Wayne VanEvery scored 3 and assisted on 3. Holden Vyse recorded a goal and an assist with Captain Cory Bomberry scoring once and adding four assists, but the scoring leader on the night was Dean Hill, who added 8 points to his stats with 2 goals and 6 assists.

There was also some extra curricular activity for the fans as former Riverman teammates Cody Johnson and Murray Porter went toe-to-toe at centre floor. It was long and there were a lot of punches thrown in both directions, but more of Porters seemed to find their target than Johnson’s.

The Six Nations Rivermen demoralized the St. Catharines Saints In Game #1, Saturday night at the Bill Burgoyne Arena in St. Kitts, with a 10-6 win to open the best-of-five semi-final series.

The Rivermen overpowered the stunned Saints 7-1 in the first period and never looked back. Wayne VanEvery (3G,4A), Dean Hill (2G,2A), and call up, Zed Williams (2G,1A), led the Six Nations attack, while Warren Hill recorded the win in the Rivermen goal.

It was 9-4 by the end of the second period with Six Nations goals coming from Wayne VanEvery, and Holden Vyse. For St. Catharines it was Dewy Porter, Zac Ried, and Defranesco.

In the third the Saints outscored the Rivermen 2-1, but it wasn’t enough and the Rivermen won it. Scoring Rivermen’s third period goal was Wayne Vanevery.

The all-important third game was played Tuesday night in St. Kitts.

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